Conclusion

The Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD7 is definitely a pearl of a board, but there are still flaws that need to be worked out. 4-way SLI / CFx, tons of overclocking options and rock stability during the testing really vouch for this board to be Gigabyte’s AMD flagship motherboard. On the other hand, if we look at who this board is aimed at, for a good part it’s the overclockers, then the voltage issues really need to be resolved.

Stay tuned for a Zambezi CPU review, if Gigabyte allows, on this board!

Also check this page every now and then for a possible update regarding the issues and adjusted quality rating.

Pros
Abundant amount of connectors
Rock-stable
Allows 4-way SLI / CFx
High quality low-profile cooling
On-board power / reset / clear CMOS buttons
Quality boxing
POST code LED indicator

Cons

Voltage droop issue
Core unlocking issue
Highest price in it’s segment

About The Author
Albert Vogd
  • zeepkist

    7/10 you must be joking.
    Voltage droop issue, Core unlocking issue and expensive.

    on top of that one miserable usb 3.0 controller for the front, same for the back.
    is this a mb for the future?
    well, not for me.

    • Albert Vogd

      Hi Zeepkist,

      I’m not joking at all. In my eyes 7/10 for a flagship motherboard is a bad score. These top-of-the-line motherboards are supposed to take the crown, regardless of their price. In this case the price barely justifies the quality of the motherboard.

      If the motherboard didn’t have the Vdroop and core unlocking issue it would have had a much better score. It’s up to Gigabyte to fix these problems, or at least show that the Vdroop is essential for the upcoming Zambezi.

  • zeepkist

    i would give it 4/10.

    too many usb 2.0 and not enough usb 3.0

    • WillHemmens

      You use USB 3 for what exactly?

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